Hey everybody. I have a unmodded brinkmann gourmet smoker, other than a thermometer ive put in, and im having some difficulties. I smoked some leg quarters and they turned out great. I then got a little cocky and decided to go for a 8 lb pork butt. That didnt go well... I read about the minion method and that failed horribly. The fire got out of control and all my coals caught in what felt like a matter of minutes. Then later I tried just throwing half a chimney of coals in and keeping up with feeding it as needed, but the fire would die down and it would take too long to light the new coals. I tried lighting another chimney to get it going but at this point I had pretty much given up.... Whats the deal? Is it just me or is this just what I have to expect from my ECB until I mod it? I really dont want to give up because as little experience I have smoking, im pretty addicted to the idea of doing it and want to get it right. I have ordered 3 WSM dampers and a fiberglass gasket kit, so will it become a lot better after ive modified it with those?